“The main object of teaching is not to give explanations,
but to knock at the doors of the mind.”
(May 7, 1861 – Aug. 7, 1941)
“Champions aren’t made in gyms.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside them:
A desire, a dream, a vision.
They have to have late minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will.
But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
(b. Jan. 17, 1942)
“One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.”
(Oct. 2, 1869 – Jan. 30, 1948 )
“Things that are bad for you seduce you easily; you run towards them impatiently.
But things that are actually good for you fail to attract you; you shun them creatively, finding powerful excuses to justify your procrastination.
That is why I was impatient to abduct Sita, but avoided meeting you.”
(~ 800 BC)
A dying Ravana to Rama.
“The Great Morning which is for all, rises in the East.”
(May 9, 1861 – Aug. 7, 1941)
1932 – on the inevitability of India’s ascendancy as a global power.
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you.
Not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”
(563BC/623BC-483BC/543BC – aged 80)
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear – after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes.
You are free.”
(Dec 8, 1943 – Jul 3, 1971)
“…Forgiveness is Truth itself.
It is Righteousness, it is the Veda.
It is the supreme virtue in this world…”
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
(b. Nov 23, 1926)